Microsoft has released a new update for PowerToys users. The update brings bug fixes and bumps the app to v0.31.1.

The goal of this release cycle is to focus on adding improving the FancyZones editor, adding in some new toys into PowerToys Run, some ARM64 work, and stability.

The video conferencing tool is not part of the bundle for now, as Microsoft plans to roll out a DirectShow based version in February with the hope to merge the utility into the main PowerToys repository in February / March timeframe.

You can head down to check out the full changelog for the update:

Highlights from v0.31

General

  • Bug report tool and improved logging now added to our system tray.
  • Added in CodeQL and other CI improvements.
  • OOBE Spec should be finalized

ARM64 Progress

  • .NET Core upgrade for code bases the PowerToys team controls is complete. We still have two external dependencies that are .NET Framework that need to be updated.

Color Picker

  • Bug fixes in editor

FancyZones

  • Streamlined, simplified user interface (Massive thanks to @niels9001)
  • Dark mode for the editor
  • Certain settings (e.g. number of zones, spacing settings) can now be set on individual layouts.
  • Bug fixes

File explorer

  • Fixed OneDrive SVG Bug
  • SVG are scaled appropriately when viewbox is provided
  • SVG thumbnail quality improved

PowerToys Run

  • Service management plugin (restart, stop, …)
  • Registry key plugin
  • System action plugin (Reboot, lock, …)
  • Hyperbolic functions added to calculator
  • Icon fixes when running in certain themes
  • Unneeded dependencies removed
  • Bug fixes

Installer

    • Default to .NET Core 3.1.11

Microsoft PowerToys users can download the latest update from GitHub releases webpage.

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